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Drew Clark Quoted in Communications Daily on Municipal Broadband and Wired West

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In a story from Communications Daily about the progress of WiredWest, the Massachusetts-based municipal broadband effort, reporter Samantha Madison quotes me as follows.

Drew Clark, of counsel to Kirton McConkie, said this is an exciting time because it’s a great implementation of the next phase of what the broadband stimulus efforts were about. States are making their own commitment to get universal access to fiber-to-the-home networks, he said. Clark likens the access to broadband to access to electricity in its early days. Big companies would serve the larger population areas and co-ops and municipalities served the more rural areas, he said. “We may have to have a similar push here,” Clark said. “You’re going to have a lot of towns and cities that are not in the core populated areas that are going to be served by a public-private or a fully private solution.” — Samantha Madison

While in speaking with Samantha I might well have said “public-private or a fully private solution,” I meant to say “a public-private or fully public solution.” The article is titled, “Twelve Communities in Western Mass. on Board for Muni Broadband Project,” and appeared on page 6 of the publication on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. His telecommunications-focused law firm, Drew Clark PLLC, works with cities, rural communities and state economic development entities to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on BroadbandBreakfast.com and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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